I purchased this in red, and I absolutely ADORE it!! Yes, it's difficult to figure out how to get the different looks with the top, and the pictures included aren't particularly helpful. However, if you experiment a little bit with it, you can come up with a wide variety of ways to wear it, and you can find the most flattering methods of tying it. I have a number of sarongs, and it's always difficult finding a top that looks good with them. I'm very excited to have a matching set, and considering what you'd pay for a sarong alone *without* a top, it is absolutely a good value for the price!